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London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

'As if returning home' is the translation of the inscription that you see upon entering Hiiragiya and it encapsulates the warmth and kindness of this traditional Riyokan. The inn has been operated by the same family for almost 200 years and you can tell that they have been refining their approach to service through generations. We were privileged to meet...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hiiragiya Ryokan is a nice ryokan in a good, central area near shops. The staff at Hiiragiya Ryokan were very friendly and helpful and gave good advice. As well as this, my friend and I had dietary requirements, so the staff changed our meals and catered for our dietary requirements. The futons were comfortable, the service was amazing and the...

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Calgary
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you're a traveller who likes to experience everything, it is essential to stay in a ryokan while in Japan. At Hiiragiya we experienced impeccable service and a truly relaxing stay in our whirlwind trip to Japan. Take full advantage of all amenities - the full Japanese dinner (which was amazing, beautiful and delicious - we took photos of every...

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san francisco CA
Reviewed November 2, 2016

This was a once in a life time experience. I couldn't have been happier despite my concerns about a "smoking" room and sleeping on a futon. There was absolutely no smell of smoke and I slept incredibly well. I felt so pampered. The service was exquisite and the food was amazing. We stayed until the last possible minute and sadly...

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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed October 31, 2016

We staid there for one night and that was a very pleasant stay. That ryokan is almost 200 year old and it has been run by the same family since it started. One can feel how experienced and dedicated the owners are. We had a delightful stay, delicious traditional dinner served in the room and excellent night on the tatami...

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 29, 2016

I stayed here with my family for one night recently. Although I have spent much time in Japan, I had never stayed in a Ryokan and this was a fantastic introductory experience. We stayed in the old wing and the rooms were very comfortable, with one having its own private garden. The baths are quite special and we all had...

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Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

The customer service was top notch and the food was great! The room was old but comfortable, befitting of its reputation as a historical inn. The owner came by personally to welcome us (which she appears to do for all guests) and as we were on our honeymoon, she gave us a set of traditional chopsticks as well as a...

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Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 18, 2016

I visited here in September with my husband to celebrate my birthday. We stayed for 2 nights in the old wing. The welcome we received was warm and the staff were most helpful. We were blown away by this Ryokans atmosphere. It's very traditional, with tatami mats and a futon bed. Which I may say was unbelievably comfortable despite my...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

Stayed in the old wing for a bit of history. Whilst the room is charming enough during the day, it was next to impossible to get adequate rest at night. Air conditioning was so loud and jarring it was impossible to get to sleep with it on and had to try to sleep in a very stuffy room. They could...

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed September 27, 2016

We chose Hiiragiya on the recommendation of an acquaintance. It generally would've been out of our price range, but we were able to move some money around and free up enough cash to give ourselves one totally luxurious night here, and if I had it to do again, I'd do it exactly the same way. From booking right through to...

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City Center
No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of local watering holes give the Center its youthful vibrancy. In contrast, the quieter areas of the City Center seem a world away, shielded from noise by the foliage of the public gardens and zen spaces surrounding the area's shrines, castles, and the Imperial Palace. These ancient and sacred spots are seamlessly folded into the scenery, providing a respite from the energy of the city, but close enough to put you directly back onto the pulse of the city when you're ready.
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Additional Information about Hiiragiya

Address: 277 Nakahakusancho Huyacho Anekoji-agaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8094, Kyoto Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > City Center
Price Range: $537 - $1,505 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hiiragiya 3*
Number of rooms: 28
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“Booked through Japanican which probably saved us a little money. Small room was still perfectly adequate for 2”
 of 5 bubbles JM1051, Nov 2, 2016 | Read review
“ask for a room in the oldest part of the ryokan”
 of 5 bubbles KUSNACHT, Oct 31, 2016 | Read review
“Choose the old wing as more authentic”
 of 5 bubbles Pashy56, Oct 18, 2016 | Read review
“This is a very traditional way to stay. Ask on arrival for what to do and by following the customs you will start to understand old Japan.”
 of 5 bubbles G9084YZdavidh, Jul 29, 2016 | Read review
“the old rooms overlooking the garden”
  • Chilling in the room with sake and nibbles
 of 5 bubbles KatieM750, Jul 10, 2016 | Read review
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